Computer Engg arrested in Jammu for misusing ATM

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Jammu, May 8 (UNI) A computer engineer was arrested by the police for misusing an Automated Teller Machine(ATM) card of Delhi based businessman, and withdrawing Rs 75,000, police sources here today said.

Police said computer engineer identified as Umar Sarwar Mir, resident of Lutnussa, Kupwara was arrested last night by the police for misusing ATM card of Delhi based businessman Ram Prakash Nagpal, and withdrawing Rs 75,000 from State Bank of India (SBI) ATMs located in the city.

''On finding the ATM card, the accused called up SBI's toll free number in New Delhi and took address of the card holder on the pretext that he had to return it to him,'' police said asserting that on getting the address, he rang up Mr Nagpal, the card holder and posed as Manager of the Bank asking for a password on the ground that the card has to be blocked.

However, the card was already blocked by the bank on a complaint of the card holder while the accused posed as Ram Prakash Nagpal, and rang up SBI office asking them to open his card.

As the SBI authorities refused to do so in the absence of a written request, the accused faxed a letter to them on behalf of Mr Nagpal and got the card opened. He withdrew Rs 75,000 and purchased a Maruti car, police sources told UNI.

On the complaint of Mr Nagpal, Jammu and Kashmir Police investigated the case and apprehended the accused while a Maruti car, purchased of withdrawn amount from the ATM, has also been seized, sources added.

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